Culturally Alert Counseling A Comprehensive Introduction by Garrett McAuliffe


Culturally Alert Counseling A Comprehensive Introduction by Garrett McAuliffe

This book expands the traditional 'definition' of multicultural counseling from the usual two categories of race and ethnicity to eight categories that include: race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion/spirituality, ability/disability, class, and sexual orientation. Although market leaders are starting to incorporate these categories, this will be the first to account for them all from the onset. Cutting-edge and responsible presentations for each cultural area are written by prominent scholars with the relevant socio-cultural background, with an entire chapter dedicated to social class. Using a constructivist methodology, the book includes additional chapters that will contextualize this material with respect broad issues of culture, power, social justice, and the development of empathy despite difference, etc. No other book in the market covers multicultural counseling with this inclusiveness.


I have just started using your textbook, Culturally Alert Counseling by McAuliffe and Assoc., but so far I am very impressed. It is so concise and detailed. The activities just add to the classroom experience for the students. The resources are phenomenal. I am really going to enjoy using this text this semester. It has made this class new, fresh, and exciting for me as the instructor. I waded through probably 50 textbooks trying to find one that even came close to what I was looking for. I didn't realize that I had found such a great text. -Lea Ann Garcia, M.Ed., University of Central Oklahoma -- Lea Ann Garcia 20080117 As a counselor educator, I am constantly searching for textbooks and other reading materials that are not only informative, but also interesting and highly readable. Culturally Alert Counseling: A Comprehensive Introduction incorporates all these qualities. Culturally Alert Counseling is a well-organized, thoughtful presentation of multicultural counseling. The authors effectively encourage readers to examine the complex nature of culture and how it impacts all stages of the counseling process. -Kristin L. Barnes, COUNSELING TODAY -- Kristin L. Barnes Counseling Today - March 2008 20080321

About the Author

Garrett J. McAuliffe is University Professor of Counselor Education at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. He received his doctorate in counseling from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, his master's degree from the University of Albany, and his bachelor's degree in literature from Queens College in New York City. McAuliffe's work focuses on culture, constructivism, counselor education, and career, and he has written or co-written six books on topics ranging from working with troubled youth to culturally alert counseling. He has created models for cultural de-centering and health-oriented client assessment. He spent thirteen years as a community college and university counselor, and prior to that, he served as a public school teacher in New York.

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688 pages


Garrett McAuliffe
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SAGE Publications Inc

Publication date

4th October 2007



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